North America's premiere hockey academy

The Pursuit of Excellence Program is committed to developing a 360 degree player. Our success is seen through the quality and number of players that have moved on to the NHL, WHL, Junior and College levels.

Our Facility

A 27,000 sq ft training facility, divided into four areas, specifically designed to provide players with all the equipment they need to develop, practice and hone their skills.

Our Program

Our results speak for themselves. With alumni in the NHL, WHL, College and Junior levels, we prides ourselves on preparing players physically, mentally and emotionally to excel at the next level

Our Success

We have a proven record of success at developing players and moving them on to the next level. See what our players have accomplished and where they are playing now!

Our Camps

Power Skating, Showcases and Hockey Skills Camps throughout the year can be found here!

Latest News


Matt Hughes Named New Head Coach For U18 Prep

August 11, 2014

Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Hughes Read More

9 Players Taken In Annual WHL Draft

June 1, 2014

The Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, B.C would like to congratulate the Read More

David Synishin Announced As New Director/Head Coach For The Female Program

The Head Coach for the past 12 years of the St Francis Xavier University Female Hockey Team in the CIS, David Synishin, has been hired as the new Director/Head Coach of the POE Hockey Academy Female Program.

“Even though the POE Female Program, since its inception 6 years ago, has had tremendous success in developing and producing top talented players for the Team Canada U18 and Provincial Teams, and for a tremendous number of NCAA & CIS scholarships, we have never had the privilege of having a top proven Head Coach with even close to 12 years of head coaching experience at the university level.” says David Roy, President and founder of the POE Hockey Academy and founder of the POE Female Hockey program. “David Synishin, has continued as a Head Coach for 12 years at St. FX for a reason. His record during that time has been 218 wins, 22 losses, and 9 OT losses. He has taken his teams during that time to eight CIS championship appearances winning Silver in 2011 and Bronze in 2013. He has been named 4 times the AUS Coach of the Year.”

“For any Maritime CIS school to have that kind of success nationally over that many years speaks volumes of Dave Synishin’s ability to recruit and develop top female hockey players. After having Dave and his wife Suzanne, in Kelowna for a week, and after receiving so much positive feedback from some of the highest level coaches and personalities in the female game nationally, what I am impressed with most is his character. He is humble, has no big ego and sincerely cares about his players. He is disciplined and demands a lot from his players. However, he always attributes the team success to his players not himself. He and his wife exemplify integrity and family values. Dave, first and foremost, is intentional about developing a team culture which creates an atmosphere of family and mutual respect.” says David Roy.

In the interim, during the time that Dave, Suzanne and their 3 children are making their move to Kelowna, should you have any questions, please contact David Roy 250-718-014 or Director of Hockey, Glen Naka, 250-859-2692. Female program:

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"In the 2005/06 year as a 15 year old, I attended the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy. While attending the Pursuit Academy, I became a stronger person, a better skater, stronger in academics, and learned life skills. During that year I also played on the BC Outback (a Senior AAA Women's team). Throughout that year... Read more

Pursuit of Excellence is a hockey academy based in Kelowna, B.C., Canada. Ran by head coach, David Roy, Pursuit of Excellence is a hockey school that is focused on developing excellent hockey players.